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Famous Poets from China

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List of notable or famous poets from China, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in China and even some popular poets who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from China is included when available.

Examples include Li Bai and Su Shi.

This historic poets from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from China?" These prominent poets of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese poets.

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  • Aì Qīng (Chinese: 艾青; pinyin: Aì Qīng; Wade–Giles: Ai Ch'ing; born Jiǎng Zhènghán (Chinese: 蒋正涵; pinyin: Jiǎng Zhènghán) and styled Jiǎng Hǎichéng (Chinese: 蒋海澄; pinyin: Jiǎng Hǎichéng); March 27, 1910 – May 5, 1996), is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets. He was known under his pen names Línbì (Chinese: 林壁; pinyin: Línbì), Kè'ā (Chinese: 克阿; pinyin: Kè'ā) and Éjiā (Chinese: 莪伽; pinyin: Éjiā). ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)
    • Birthplace: Jinhua, China
  • Cáo Xuěqín ([tsʰǎu ɕɥètɕʰǐn]; Chinese: 曹雪芹); (1715 or 1724 – 1763 or 1764) was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty. He is best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. His given name was Cáo Zhān (曹霑) and his courtesy name was Mèngruǎn (simplified Chinese: 梦阮; traditional Chinese: 夢阮).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1715-1763)
    • Birthplace: Nanjing, China
  • Duo Duo or Duoduo (Chinese: 多多, born 1951) is the pen name of contemporary Chinese poet, Li Shizheng (栗世征), a prominent exponent of the Chinese Misty Poets (朦胧诗). Duo Duo was awarded the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
  • Gu Cheng (simplified Chinese: 顾城; traditional Chinese: 顧城; September 24, 1956 – October 8, 1993) was a famous Chinese modern poet, essayist and novelist. He was a prominent member of the "Misty Poets", a group of Chinese modernist poets.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 37 (1956-1993)
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China